Our church has many activities that bind us together in fellowship, community, spirituality, shared interests and values, and rich Unitarian Universalist traditions. These are some of the activities available to church members and attendees.
The first Wednesday of the month we meet in community for a brief religious service, a light supper, and some engaging activity. Come to the Religious Education building Great Room at 5:30 pm. There is a nominal charge to cover the cost of dinner, normally about $6.50. Please sign up before the dinner on the clipboard in the church foyer so the coordinators can plan for the right amount of food.
Past activities have included things like making quilt blocks, board and card games, stamping, occasional discussions on topics of interest, White Elephant exchange, and more.
The UU Bee Welcome quilting bee meets every Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the church f oyer. The Bee is open to all levels of quilters, both members and non-members. It welcomes all styles of quilting work from machine-quilting to hand-quilting to appliqué. The purpose of a quilting bee is to provide an opportunity for quilters to spend time together as they work on their individual quilting projects and exchange tips of the trade, encourage and support each other, share new ideas, deepen friendships, and generally have a good time. A $1 donation per quilter will be given at each session to cover the cost of utilities. The contact person is Chris Ramsey.
This is a group for people who are actively parenting. The group meets on the third Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the Game room of the Religious Education building. Childcare and snacks are provided. Group goals are to meet for support and friendship as parents.
Facilitated by Director of Religious Education, Susan Freudenthal
The Middlers are a group of “youngish” adults who meet and eat together for fun, fellowship and conversation. Our usual gatherings are held on the second Sunday of every month unless noted otherwise. This is an open group and newcomers are welcome.
Seventy-five or more years young defines this fellowship group. They meet periodically for food, fun and conversation.
Bridge at Anna’s
Bridge at Anna’s is the Unitarian Universalist bridge club, which plays bridge on the first, third and fifth Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the church foyer. Anna was a beloved member of the church who dearly loved bridge and other card games.
Lunch Bunch is a weekly lunch-time get-together. All are invited to bring a lunch to the church library every Wednesday at 12:00 noon and enjoy the company of fellow church members.
The ROYALS (Riding Out Yonder At Leisurely Speeds), a women’s bicycling group, meets the third Saturday of each month, except December, for three rides. April through September rides start at 7:30 am and October through March rides start at 9:00 am. No ride is scheduled in December. All rides begin at the Mesilla Visitor’s Center parking lot and end with a brunch at The Bean. Our rides include the Leisurely Ride (6-10 leisurely paced miles), the Standard Ride (20-25 moderately paced miles) and the Training Ride (30-35 fast paced miles). Helmets are required. For more information log onto http://rideonroyals.blogspot.com/.
Music is thriving in our congregation! Our music program and musicians regularly enhance our Sunday services, providing special music for special services, providing a venue for music on other days throughout the year, and reaching out to the wider Las Cruces community.
There is no doubt that music brings great joy to our members and truly enhances our services. There are a number of ways interested individuals can participate in the church’s music programs.
One way is to seek out musicians within the community who might be interested in playing at a service or even in a small concert environment. If you know of such a person, please contact the Director of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to join the choir if you are willing to attend weekly 1 3/4 hour rehersals and sing during the designated Sunday service; early or late service on alternating weeks. The choir reherses every Tuesday during the school year from 6:45-8:30 PM in the sanctuary. Throughout the church year, with a break during summer months, the choir generally alternates between singing at the 9 am and 10:30 am service. Several times a year the choir sings at both services and may also be asked to provide music for weddings, memorials, and other important occasions.
Special Music Programs
We are always looking for musically talented individuals both inside and outside the church. If you are a hesitant or shy musician, you can be assured of a truly welcoming and encouraging venue. Come and play hymns, solos, duets with friends or other musicians. You will be warmly welcomed. For more information or to volunteer your musical talents, contact SpecialMusic@uuchurchlc.org